How To March Every Day

How to March Every Day

Photo from The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/01/21/thousands-expected-womens-march-nashville/96668276/ By the OTN Staff It seems that we’ve all fallen under the purportedly ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Our times are decidedly interesting and the responses throughout the world are both sobering…

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The Flowers Drift Away

The Flowers Drift Away

By Lindsey Krinks Given as a reflection at the 2016 Annual Homeless Memorial at Riverfront Park in Downtown Nashville, in honor of the 87 people from Nashville's homeless community who died this year. As a chaplain who has held too…

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The Season Of Giving: An Insider’s Guide

The Season of Giving: An Insider’s Guide

By Liz Shadbolt, Volunteer Coordinator   It’s that time of the year again! We’re all planning family meals, considering gifts to buy and receive, decorating and singing, enjoying time together, and reveling in the season. For many, this is also…

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A Morning At A Resource Shelter

A Morning at a Resource Shelter

By Kathryn Dickenson, OTN Intern   “If there was one thing you could change about the world, one problem or one evil to fix, what would it be?” It was early Saturday morning at a resource shelter and my first…

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A Messenger

A Messenger

By Emily Brazzel, OTN Chaplain in Residency Shared with permission.   In TV scripts, chaplains often walk into the hospital waiting room right before the doctor tells a family that their loved one has died. Or in a scene with…

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Hope Is For Times Of Uncertainty

Hope Is For Times of Uncertainty

By Myriam Shehata, OTN Intern   On Tuesday afternoon, as the last voters made their ways to the polls, Lindsey, Kathryn, and I took to canvassing: to find new camps and to see how our friends are doing and what…

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